Human Resources

Latest Issue of OR Manager
June 2021
Home Personnel > Personnel > Human Resources

Houston Methodist suspends HCWs for failing to get COVID-19 vaccine

Editor's Note Houston Methodist has suspended 178 healthcare workers (HCWs) for not following a hospital policy that requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the June 7 New York Times reports. After warning employees last month that they had to be vaccinated by June 7 or face suspension, 117 HCWs…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
June 9, 2021
Share

Healthcare employment up in May

Editor's Note Overall healthcare employment in the US was up in May to a seasonally adjusted 15,984,200 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on June 4. That’s up 22,500 since April. Hospital employment was up 2,900 jobs. The overall unemployment rate fell to 5.8%.

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
June 7, 2021
Share

First assistants bring expertise and efficiency to the OR table--Part 2

First assistants (FAs) can play an important role in achieving optimal outcomes and higher surgical case volumes. Part 1 of this two-part series discussed types, education, and certification of FAs (OR Manager, May 2021, pp 1, 15-18). Part 2 answers questions related to risk management and oversight, and discusses possible…

Read More

By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
May 19, 2021
Share

Sponsored Message

Building a good 'marriage' with hospitals: A primer for ASCs

A global pandemic did not stop the proliferation of joint ventures between ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and hospitals in 2020. The trend continues in 2021, as federal regulators expand on the types of procedures that can be performed in the ambulatory setting. Hospitals are recognizing the need for a surgery…

Read More

By: Jennifer Lubell
May 19, 2021
Share

Healthcare employment down in April

Editor's Note Overall healthcare employment in the US was down in April to a seasonally adjusted 15,950,300 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 7. That’s down 4,100 since March. Hospital employment was down 5,800 jobs.  The overall unemployment rate went up to 6.1%.

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
May 10, 2021
Share

Healthcare employment up in March

Editor's Note Overall healthcare employment in the US was up in March to a seasonally adjusted 15,935,300 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on April 2. That’s up 11,500 jobs since February and down 462,100 jobs compared to a year ago. Hospital employment was still down 600 jobs, the…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
April 7, 2021
Share

Sponsored Message

Overcoming biases in the perioperative leadership journey

For BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) leaders who are healthcare professionals, ensuring the delivery of quality care is often made more difficult by the racial or ethnic bias they may encounter within their organizations. In this article, five BIPOC perioperative leaders share their experiences and offer advice for…

Read More

By: Carisa Brewster
March 19, 2021
Share

Nurse staffing expert, Linda Aiken, PhD, testifies on her research at NYS hospitals

Editor's Note Nurse staffing expert Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, testified at the New York State (NYS) Health Committee budget hearing on February 25 about her research on staffing levels in New York State. Among her research findings: Each patient reduction in nurses’ workloads was associated with a 13% decrease…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
March 1, 2021
Share

Support programs multiply as pandemic strains health systems

Burnout among healthcare workers was on the rise long before 2020, but it has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many healthcare organizations have stepped up efforts to support their staffs. “Maybe 20% of burnout is something an individual can control, but the other 80% is the work…

Read More

By: Elizabeth Wood
February 17, 2021
Share

Strong new tactics to support COVID-19 financial recovery

The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, but hospital surgery departments will not likely see a rapid return to normal. Since the start of the pandemic, perioperative leaders have had to stay flexible and act quickly. Over the next 12 months, OR leaders will need to reassess the…

Read More

By: Jeffry A. Peters, MBA
February 17, 2021
Share

Get OR Manager Updates

Sign Up Now
Video Spotlight
OR Manager Jobs
Live chat by BoldChat